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Most New Yorkers support Amazon coming to town but many hate the deal, a new poll says (AMZN)
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Most New Yorkers support Amazon coming to town but many hate the deal, a new poll says (AMZN)

A new poll by Quinnipiac University found that New York City residents — even ones in Queens —largely support Amazon coming to town. The 1,075 New...

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Here are the best retailers to work for in 2019, according to employees
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Here are the best retailers to work for in 2019, according to employees

Retail work can be rough — but some retailers have proven to be positive and dynamic workplaces. Glassdoor just ranked the best places to work in...

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A woman is suing Hilton for $100 million, accusing a person of filming her in the shower and posting the video to pornographic sites (HLT)
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A woman is suing Hilton for $100 million, accusing a person of filming her in the shower and posting the video to pornographic sites (HLT)

A woman is suing Hilton Worldwide for $100 million, claiming that she was filmed in the shower during her stay at one of its hotels in Albany, New...

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Etsy shut down one of its newest businesses in less than 2 weeks, and the CEO says it's an example of his team's new approach to growth
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Etsy shut down one of its newest businesses in less than 2 weeks, and the CEO says it's an example of his team's new approach to growth

Etsy went through a challenging period in 2017 in which it shut down a new company just days after launching it. But now, the online marketplace...

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The 50 best places to work in 2019, according to employees
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The 50 best places to work in 2019, according to employees

If you're looking for a new job, you might want to check out companies where employees are happier than the norm. Glassdoor has released its annual...

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Fender listened closely to working musicians to update its US-made, American Performer guitars
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Fender listened closely to working musicians to update its US-made, American Performer guitars

Fender has substantially updated its American Performer lineup, formerly known as American Special. The new line is the entry point to Fender made...

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Walmart bringing a new type of automation to its stores (WMT)
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Walmart bringing a new type of automation to its stores (WMT)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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Amazon wants to show you in person how valuable Prime is
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Amazon wants to show you in person how valuable Prime is

Amazon opened its first Amazon 4-star concept store in New York in September. It's reportedly already expanding the concept to another location in...

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We visited Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Joann to see which was a better arts-and-crafts store, and there was a clear winner
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We visited Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Joann to see which was a better arts-and-crafts store, and there was a clear winner

Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Joann Stores all sell arts-and-crafts products like canvases and paint, sketchbooks, scrap-booking supplies, and home...

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How artificial intelligence can help retailers deliver the highly personalized experiences shoppers desire
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How artificial intelligence can help retailers deliver the highly personalized experiences shoppers desire

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about...

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We compared Whole Foods' grocery delivery from Amazon Prime Now and Instacart, and it was clear which service does it better
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We compared Whole Foods' grocery delivery from Amazon Prime Now and Instacart, and it was clear which service does it better

Instacart is a delivery company that pairs customers with personal shoppers who deliver groceries to their homes.  In 2016, it signed a five-year...

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Zara is part of the biggest fashion company in the world. Meet the other brands it owns.
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Zara is part of the biggest fashion company in the world. Meet the other brands it owns.

Zara is one of the best-known global fashion brands, with more than 2,000 stores around the world.  The chain is owned by Inditex, a Spanish retail...

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Tempur Sealy slides after Mattress Firm files for bankruptcy (TPX)
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Tempur Sealy slides after Mattress Firm files for bankruptcy (TPX)

Tempur Sealy shares are down about 2% Friday after the retailer Mattress Firm filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Mattress Firm will close...

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A new survey suggests Amazon — not Walmart or Target — is most likely to steal Toys R Us' former customers
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A new survey suggests Amazon — not Walmart or Target — is most likely to steal Toys R Us' former customers

Walmart, Target, and Costco shoppers say they prefer to buy toys on Amazon, according to Stifel’s Consumer Survey. They also preferred Amazon for...

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Mattress Firm has filed for bankruptcy and could close up to 700 stores
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Mattress Firm has filed for bankruptcy and could close up to 700 stores

Mattress Firm has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, it said in a press release Friday. As part of its bankruptcy restructuring, Mattress...

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Walmart shoppers will soon see robots gliding through stores — here's what to expect (WMT)
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Walmart shoppers will soon see robots gliding through stores — here's what to expect (WMT)

Walmart is deploying a floor-scrubbing robot to more than 360 US stores.  The robot, dubbed Auto-C, will not replace human employees, the company...

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JCPenney's new CEO is a good choice because the department store needs a woman in charge after years of 'inability to connect with women shoppers,' analyst says (JCP)
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JCPenney's new CEO is a good choice because the department store needs a woman in charge after years of 'inability to connect with women shoppers,' analyst says (JCP)

JCPenney has hired a new CEO, Jill Soltau.  This the first female CEO the company has had, and at least one analyst says that's cause for...

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Take a look inside the massive, 1,000-store chain that only operates in the run-up to Halloween
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Take a look inside the massive, 1,000-store chain that only operates in the run-up to Halloween

Spirit Halloween is a Halloween specialty store with more than 1,000 locations in the United States.  But the stores are only open from late August...

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Walmart has acquired another digital brand (WMT)
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Walmart has acquired another digital brand (WMT)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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The retail apocalypse is still in its 'early innings' — and thousands more stores will close before it ends
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The retail apocalypse is still in its 'early innings' — and thousands more stores will close before it ends

The United States still has far more retail space per capita than any other country. This suggests the US is still in the "early innings" of mass...

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Starbucks workers in Seattle claim that dangerous needle pokes and HIV-prevention drugs have become a routine part of working at the coffee giant (SBUX)
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Starbucks workers in Seattle claim that dangerous needle pokes and HIV-prevention drugs have become a routine part of working at the coffee giant (SBUX)

Starbucks workers in Seattle say that they encounter hypodermic needles nearly every day at the chain and that the problem has grown worse under...

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Sears is closing more stores, with some layoffs starting 2 days before Christmas (SHLD)
News 8 months ago
Sears is closing more stores, with some layoffs starting 2 days before Christmas (SHLD)

Sears is closing at least six Sears stores and five Kmart stores ahead of the holidays. Layoffs at a Kmart store in Poughkeepsie, New York, which...

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Walmart is acquiring a plus-size store with a cult following — and some customers are furious (WMT)
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Walmart is acquiring a plus-size store with a cult following — and some customers are furious (WMT)

Walmart announced it is acquiring women's plus-size retailer Eloquii on Tuesday.  Eloquii fans have taken to social media to show their disdain and...

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Walmart just made another major acquisition to cash in on a $21 billion opportunity that many retailers have ignored (WMT)
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Walmart just made another major acquisition to cash in on a $21 billion opportunity that many retailers have ignored (WMT)

Walmart is acquiring women's plus-size retailer Eloquii, it announced on Tuesday.  It did not disclose pricing details, but sources familiar with...

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Amazon is powering a pop-up shop this holiday season (AMZN)
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Amazon is powering a pop-up shop this holiday season (AMZN)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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Hershey is dealing with an impulse buy issue (HSY)
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Hershey is dealing with an impulse buy issue (HSY)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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Dead Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are being resurrected as Halloween costume shops
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Dead Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are being resurrected as Halloween costume shops

Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores closed for good earlier this summer, and some are now being resurrected as Halloween costume shops.  Stores like...

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Amazon's new store sells 4-star and up items (AMZN)
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Amazon's new store sells 4-star and up items (AMZN)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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Amazon just opened a new store that sells only its best products. Here's what it's like to shop there. (AMZN)
News 8 months ago
Amazon just opened a new store that sells only its best products. Here's what it's like to shop there. (AMZN)

Amazon just opened a new store in SoHo called Amazon 4-star.  The store features a curated selection of trending products, items on Amazon shoppers...

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Walmart filed a patent application for a shopping cart that would track your stress levels as you're shopping and alert employees if you're internally freaking out (WMT)
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Walmart filed a patent application for a shopping cart that would track your stress levels as you're shopping and alert employees if you're internally freaking out (WMT)

Walmart filed a patent application for a shopping cart that would track things such as shoppers' heart rates and temperatures and how strongly they...

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